Dental-Themed Halloween Costume Ideas

Headed to a Halloween party and can’t think of any costume ideas? We’ve got you covered! We looked all over Pinterest and found some fun, do-it-yourself costumes you can make right at home. From cute to spooky, these inexpensive ideas are great for kids and adults too! Be sure to check out our Dental Halloween Costumes board on Pinterest for the complete list.

For Kids: Tooth Costume

a young boy stands smiling in his tooth costume made from pillows

Why not, right? And this is a great way to recycle any pillows you own that have lost their fluff. Just grab those two old pillows you’re replacing, a pair of scissors, a needle and thread. Follow the simple directions in this YouTube video and in 15 minutes, your kid will be wearing one toothfully cute costume.

If you want to ramp  it up, you could add a pair of all-black sweatpants or tights and a black sweatshirt, then you’d look like a tooth floating through the night. Maybe wear some glasses, wear a beard or walk with a cane and tell people you’re a wisdom tooth! Or you can wear some ears and put on some make up to look like a bear, and call yourself a molar bear! It’s always fun to get a little punny with your costumes.

For Couples: Toothbrush and Toothpaste Costume

Young white couple poses dressed in costume as a toothbrush and tube of crest toothpaste

Probably the most classic dental-themed costume is the tube of toothpaste. This one’s super easy to make out of recycled household items too! Just grab an old sheet, a lampshade, scissors, thread and a needle. You might need to go out and purchase these though: hot glue gun, headband and felt paper. We bet you can guess how these all fit together, but here are some better directions if you need them.

As for being a toothbrush, there are plenty of ways to make a brush. Basically all you need is a headband and a way to attach something flat with “bristles” attached. We recommend cardboard for the head and drinking straws for the bristles, but you can also use some light wood, zip ties or any other materials found in your garage or basement. Then just make sure your shirt and pants match and now you’ve got yourself a toothbrush costume!

For Everybody: Tooth Fairy

Girl standing on a porch dressed as the tooth fairy

Of course the Tooth Fairy is often depicted as a woman, but guys can have fun with this costume too! Every good Tooth Fairy costume features four main components: wings, wand, crown and a tutu. Even though a lot of people buy wings, this YouTuber has a cool tutorial on making your own pair with coat hangers and pantyhose. And it’s pretty easy to convert plastic headbands into a crown with some construction paper, glitter or other art supplies you have at home.

As for making a wand, we’ve seen a lot of people get creative — this pin shows one made entirely out of toothbrushes! But if you take a look around your house or apartment, we bet you can create your own. We’re thinking covers of notebooks glued to look like a tooth in the photo to the left. Maybe some wrapping paper cut thin for streamers. We looked around the house and found a chopstick, flashlight, umbrella and a wooden spoon we could use to make a wand.

More Dental-Themed Halloween Costumes

That’s not all! For more dental-themed Halloween costumes, just visit our board on Pinterest where we’ve got plenty more to offer. We found some pretty spooky facepaint, some more horror-themed dental costumes and even Nemo and Darla (featuring her infamous headgear) from Finding Nemo! Click here to see the rest and … Happy Halloween!

Trunk or Treat text and a trunk with a pumpkin in it

Trunk or Treat 2016

Wednesday, Oct. 26th

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Memphis Place Mall – 3801 50th Street

Bring the whole family to Trick or Treat in a safe & fun environment with the Abbeville business community! Hosted by the Abbeville Chamber of Commerce, Trunk or Treat is part of the city’s annual Howl-O-Ween Festival. Come join us to hand out treats or bring your kiddos to trick or treat!  Abbeville Dentistry will be providing healthy options and handing out smiles like always.

Share the event on Facebook here!

Thank you to our friends who are also participating:

Harrigan’s Restaurant

Southwest Diagnostics

Covenant Health Systems

Superior Health Systems

 

 

Best of Lubbock 2016

Time to vote for the Best of Lubbock 2016! You’ve made your nominations … now this is your chance to cast your vote for Abbeville Dentistry.

Click here to get started: http://lubbockonline2011.secondstreetapp.com/l/Lubbock-Avalanche-Journals-Voters-Choice-2016/Ballot/ServicesWorkplaces

Then select the “Dentist” category, enter “Abbeville Dentistry,” and click VOTE – it’s that easy!

For complete rules, click here. Online Voting will close August 19th.

back 2 school

Back 2 School Supply Drive

As part of our continued effort to give back to the communities we serve, Abbeville Dentistry is proud to announce our 2016 Back 2 School Supply Drive! We’ve partnered with Cavazos Middle School and Home Liaison Program to provide school supplies to students in the community. Helping out is super easy – simply follow our step-by-step instructions.

Step 1: Buy school supplies!

Just buy extra school supplies when you restock for your family before the schoolyear. The items most needed are listed below:

  • Pens
  • Pencils ( Red, Blue, Black ink)
  • Composition Books
  • Spiral Notebook (1 or 3 Subject )
  • Map Colors
  • Markers (8 count)
  • Pencil pouch
  • Notebook paper

 

Step 2: Bring them to us!

Drop off the school supplies at any one of our four Abbeville Dentistry Lubbock locations:

 

North Lubbock
405 Slide Road at North Park Shopping Center
Lubbock, TX,79416
(806) 712-4082

South Lubbock
5255 79th Street
Lubbock, TX, 79424
(806) 794-7171

Central Lubbock
3801 50th Street, Suite 13A
Lubbock, TX, 79413
(806) 300-8523

West Lubbock
6319 82nd Street
Lubbock, TX, 79424
(806) 300-8989

 

And that’s it! Thanks for helping us help others, Lubbock!

 

Kids Appreciation Day 2016

Join us for a our 3rd Annual Kids Appreciation Day – a FREE day of dental health education and lots of fun for kids and parents alike!

When: Thursday, July 14

Where: 3801 50th Street (Memphis Place Mall Parking Lot)

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

This event, sponsored by KTTZ Kids Club , will feature all sorts of dental education activities, a tour of the Abbeville Dentistry offices, a one-on-meeting with a dentist and even a look inside of a local ambulance! Plus we’ll have a petting zoo, bouncy houses, face painting, a balloon artists, popsicles and a chance to meet Tex the Tooth and Curious George!

Follow the official Facebook event and share with your friends by clicking here!

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal presents the 2016 Reader's Choice Nominations

Vote for Abbeville Dentistry: Best of Lubbock 2016


The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal‘s 2016 Reader’s Choice Nominations are here again – and we’d love to get your vote for Best Dentist! If you want to vote for other businesses in the area, just follow this link, set up an account, and start casting. But if you’re only interested in voting Abbeville Dentistry for Best Dentist, we’ll show you how. Just follow these 5 easy steps and you’ll be finished voting in less than 5 minutes!


 

Step 1: Click here to go directly to the Services/Workplaces Ballot.

Link – http://lubbockonline2011.secondstreetapp.com/l/Lubbock-Avalanche-Journals-Voters-Choice-2016/Ballot/ServicesWorkplaces

 

Step 2: Scroll down until you see the Dentist category and click on the word “Dentist” to vote.

 

Step 3: Enter “Abbeville Dentistry” under the Dentist category. Click “Vote” when you are finished.

Step 2: Scroll down to find "Dentist"

 

Step 4: Enter your information into the form to create an account. Click “Continue” when you’re finished.

Best of Lubbock Entry Form

(Don’t forget to uncheck the box at the bottom that says “Receive Updates & Special Offers”)

 

Step 5: Make sure your vote has been counted by scrolling down to Dentist and clicking it again.

A verified vote on the Best of Lubbock 2016 Ballot

 

If your screen looks the same as the image above, that’s it – your vote has been cast. Thank you for your continued support and for voting Abbeville Dentistry your Best Dentist for Best of Lubbock 2016!


 

For complete rules click here or see the tab below.

Online nominations will be available June 5th – July 8th, 2016.

Then watch for your chance to cast your vote for the top nominees in each category July 27th – August 19th.

Final results will be published in the Best of Lubbock Special Section on October 23rd, 2016.

Use this Social Media Kit to spread the word!

 

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month

The American Dental Association (ADA) established National Children’s Dental Health Month over thirty years ago to promote the benefits starting young to achieve good oral health.  According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, tooth decay is the most common chronic childhood disease in the country.  Tooth decay affects more children than asthma or hay fever. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that 40% of children will have some tooth decay by the time they enter kindergarten. The good news for parents is that tooth decay is preventable!

The following recommendations will get your child off to a great start with good dental health.

  • Brush and floss twice each day

The best weapons available to a parent are a toothbrush, toothpaste, and floss. The ADA recommends that parents teach their children to brush for two minutes two times a day—morning and evening at bedtime. Use only a pea-sized amount of toothpaste and teach your child to avoid swallowing toothpaste.  Parents should provide help and supervision until a child is about seven or eight years old.

  • Limit sugary treats and drinks

This includes avoiding juice between meals. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommends limiting juice to four to six ounces per day. Parents can also replace sugary treats with healthy snacks such as cheese, yogurt, and fruit.

  • Schedule a dental checkup

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that parents schedule their child’s first visit to the dentist when the child turns one year of age. First birthday equals first checkup.  However, if a parent detects discoloration or staining, they should schedule an appointment right away.

  • Make sure your water has fluoride

Fluoride helps teeth resist acid attacks by strengthening tooth enamel. If your local water supply does not have fluoride, talk to your dentist about fluoride drops or tablets.

National Children’s Dental Health Month is a good reminder that it’s never too early to start your child on the path of good dental health. Habits developed early tend to become lifelong habits.

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